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I Just Finished Because You Are Mine, What Should I Read Next?
Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Dear Reader,

I’ve been getting this question a lot, so I thought I’d write this reference blog post in order to address some of the more common questions and hopefully clear up some confusion. Other questions I’ve been getting are, “When does book 9 come out of BYAM?” and “I’ve finished Because You Are Mine, but now I can’t get Because You Are Mine book 2 in print. Where do I get that?”

The basic answer to the question is that the 4 books in the series go in this order:

1. Because You Are Mine (serial and complete format available)
2. When I’m With You (serial available now and complete format on 9/3)
3. Because We Belong (traditional format)
4. Since I Saw You (traditional format)

Those titles represent four novels. The first two novels, Because You Are Mine and When I’m With You were released initially as serialized ebooks. This means that the entire novel is told in ‘parts’ 1-8, each part releasing for 8 weeks, every Tuesday. For those of you who just purchased the print book or complete ebook of Because You Are Mine, you can see that your book was divided into 8 separate parts–those were the initial episodes of the serialized ebook, which started to come out last July, and now is available in print/ebook complete. If you just read the entire novel, Because You Are Mine in print or ebook, you’ve read the entire book. There is no Because You Are Mine part 2 in print to purchase separately–it’s all been put in to the book you just read. There is also no Part 9. But don’t dismay, because…

Does the story continue?

Yes. When I’m With You, which continues Ian’s and Francesca’s story, but is the steamy romance between Lucien and Elise, started to come out in serialized format on March 5. Lucien and Elise are the main characters, but this book is set in the Because You Are Mine ‘world”. Ian and Francesca are important characters in it and a major part of their romance is told. When I’m With You will release in print/complete on September 3, 2013.

Are the stories related?

Yes. It is a continuation. A reader would have some difficulty understanding what’s happening in the third book, Because We Belong if they haven’t read When I’m With You, although it wouldn’t be impossible, by any means. They were written with one story arc in mind, however.


Ian and Francesca move onto center stage again for Because We Belong, out in November of this year.

Because We Belong

Because We Belong book will be released initially as a trade paperback in November of 2013 (not because I haven’t enjoyed doing the serials, but because contracts are drawn up and requirements are stated long before the books are ever written).

Another question I’m getting a lot:

Will ‘When I’m With You’ come out in a single print/ebook like Because You Are Mine did?

If the serialized book does well, it will go to print.The publisher has announced that When I’m With You will go into print format on Sept. 3.The print/complete book is now available for preorder. The complete ebook will not go up for sale until (probably) August or so, but it is still available in ebook serial format. I understand that many people are confused by this release format, which is understandable, since it is new to them. It’s not dissimilar to a hardback first scenario. If the book does well in that format, it goes to trade or mass market format.

Since I Saw You, Book 4, is also set in the Because You Are Mine world. It will be released in May 2014. I will show off the new cover for it very soon!

I hope this helps! Feel free to ask me for clarification, but I wanted to have this post to give a general reference.

~Happy Reading!


17 comments to “I Just Finished Because You Are Mine, What Should I Read Next?”

  1. shila cohen
      · April 12th, 2013 at 5:21 pm · Link

    love reading the books because you are mine, and when i’m with you let, me know when i can get the next book because we belong . πŸ˜› shila

  2. wulan sasongko
      · April 23rd, 2013 at 10:41 am · Link

    oh my god…..can’t wait for Ian………. πŸ˜‰ 😯 πŸ˜›

  3. robin miller
      · April 23rd, 2013 at 2:31 pm · Link

    Hi Beth,
    I am done with both serials and loved, loved them all. I see you say that When We Belong will be out in trade paperback. Does that also mean that the E-Book will be out the same time and unlike the other serials will be all in one book? Thanks. πŸ™‚

    • Beth Kery
        · May 8th, 2013 at 7:37 pm · Link


      Yes, that’s how Because We Belong will be released, as a print/complete book, so yes. The ebook will be out at the same time.

  4. Teresa Cowie
      · April 29th, 2013 at 10:56 am · Link

    Please! Please print “When I’m with you” in a complete book as was done with “Because you are mine”

    • Beth Kery
        · May 8th, 2013 at 7:39 pm · Link

      Hopefully you read the post. It’s not really up to me, but the publisher.


  5. Teresa Cowie
      · April 29th, 2013 at 10:58 am · Link

    Please! Please! put “When I’m with You” in a complete book!

  6. cathpg
      · May 1st, 2013 at 8:02 am · Link

    Can’t wait for new Ian and Francesca book in November, really hope they end up together. When I’m with you left us wondering how Ian was coping and it did look like Francesca would come out the loser, hope they have a happily ever after.

    • Beth Kery
        · May 8th, 2013 at 7:41 pm · Link

      Thanks, Cathpg! I think they will. πŸ™‚

  7. Connie Epps
      · July 7th, 2013 at 6:43 pm · Link

    Absolutlely loved Because You are Mine; looking forward to When I’m With You AND Because We Belong. This is my first Beth Kery read and certainly not my last!

  8. Luiza Jamkochian
      · July 13th, 2013 at 1:23 am · Link

    Beth I’m in love with “Because you are mine” I started to write something similar but a more college version. Sadly I didn’t finish, so nice to have picked this up! Amazing better then 50 Shades series!!!

    • Beth Kery
        · July 15th, 2013 at 7:03 pm · Link

      Thank you, Luiza! I do appreciate. πŸ™‚

  9. elenaga
      · August 6th, 2013 at 6:29 am · Link

    Hola beth! de todas estas obras solo he podido leer ” Porque eres mia ” en ebbok y no sΓ© donde conseguir las otras por favor informame donde las puedo conseguir, estoy encantada con la historia de Ian y Francesca pero me quedΓ© cortada , gracias anticipadas por la informacion y tambien por la lectura.

    • Beth Kery
        · August 20th, 2013 at 8:43 pm · Link

      I’m sorry! No hablo Espanol.

  10. amy pettit
      · September 1st, 2013 at 10:15 am · Link

    Hi I’m well confused!

    are these the only books that are in this series?

    because you are mine
    when I’m with you
    because we belong
    since i saw you? 😯

  11. amy pettit
      · September 1st, 2013 at 2:43 pm · Link

    Sorry Beth! my fault i stumbled across your book at my local hospital on one of there stalls (shame on the people that get rid of books like yours). They are amazing. πŸ™‚ i was looking on amazon for the rest after i read the ending, found the ebooks but couldn’t find the paper backs. managed in the end to find them and pre-order them, for when they are released, the book had me on the egde of my seat, such good writing x

  12. Jo
      · October 24th, 2013 at 6:50 am · Link

    When does part nine of when I’m with you come out

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